Review Of Killing the Spirit: Higher Education in America
by Page Smith Published by Viking Penguin, 1990

Smith is a liberal academician, but many of his conclusions about higher education are similar to what can be found in Charles Sykes' ProfScam and Allan Bloom's Closing of the American Mind. Smith criticizes worthless research, the tenure system, and the tendency of professors to disdain teaching. His main focus is on

"the spiritual aridity of the American university."

— Phyllis Schlafly